dudeitsaudrey asked:

How did you get into mushroom hunting? Mycology really intrigues me but I have no idea where to start.

Hey beauty <3 I’m taking a class at school this semester, so that’s what’s really gotten me out there and able to bring all my goodies back and have them identified correctly by my professor (who is so cute and into mushrooms he wears a mushroom beltbuckle and mushroom t-shirts every fuckin day!). A lot of mushroom ID requires you to look at their spores under the microscope, so it really helps to have a class, or a microscope!

We use the book "Mushrooms Demystified" by David Arora to key out most things, so that would be a great place to start! I also know, around the bay area at least, that there’s a Mycological Society that meets a couple times a month or something and they bring in all their findings to have them double checked/Id’d by an expert. If you can find a group around you, I think an expert’s help is necessary if you really want to learn some good stuff cus mushrooms can be very tricky. But it’s so much fun n_n